UNICAL Suspended Dean Accused of Demanding Virginity for Admission, Witness Testifies

TKJ further testified that Prof. Ndifon requested a nude video from her and pressured her to send it, claiming it was necessary for her admission. She also described subsequent encounters where Prof. Ndifon continued to harass her for nude images.

UNICAL Suspended Dean Accused of Demanding Virginity for Admission, Witness Testifies

A witness called by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) testified on Tuesday that the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar, Cyril Ndifon, promised to secure her admission into the LLB programme in exchange for her virginity.

The witness, identified as TKJ (name withheld), alleged that Prof. Cyril Ndifon assured her of admission if she gave him her virginity during a meeting in his office. She recounted the encounter, stating that Prof. Ndifon made inappropriate advances and pressured her for sexual favors.

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Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Osuobeni Akponimisingha, TKJ detailed the encounter, stating that Prof. Ndifon boasted of offering admission to numerous students and made lewd remarks during their conversation.

TKJ further testified that Prof. Ndifon requested a nude video from her and pressured her to send it, claiming it was necessary for her admission. She also described subsequent encounters where Prof. Ndifon continued to harass her for nude images.

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During the university's panel probe, TKJ recounted an incident where Prof. Ndifon attempted to touch her inappropriately in a car outside her hostel.The prosecution counsel submitted a bank receipt for medical treatment expenses incurred by TKJ as evidence, which was admitted by the trial judge, James Omotoso.

The trial was adjourned till February 7 for further proceedings.This news follows the ongoing trial of Prof. Cyril Ndifon and his lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, who are facing charges of sexual harassment and an attempt to pervert the course of justice.